I just found out that the Barnes & Noble closest to my home is closing. This may not seem like a big deal, with most people buying books online these days, but to me it’s upsetting. This Barnes & Noble is the closest bookstore to my house. I don’t have any independent bookstores nearby. Sad day to be a bookstore lover. Continue reading
Today is April 23, 2016, AKA 400 years since William Shakespeare died. I don’t know about you, but I think this is a big deal. So far I have only read two plays by Shakespeare (Macbeth and Hamlet) and I love his writing. Many people my age dislike having to read his work in literature classes and discussing what their underlying meanings are. However, I fell in love with Shakespeare’s writing when reading Hamlet in my British Literature class last year. Maybe it was my teacher’s enthusiasm when it came to reading Hamlet, or maybe it was watching Kenneth Branagh’s 1996 film, but I couldn’t get enough.
So, knowing it has been 400 years since Shakespeare passed away feels like a big deal to me. Therefore I decided I’d share some of my favorite quotes from him and his plays, so you can understand why I love his writing, specifically Hamlet. Continue reading
So I have been nominated for the Liebster award by Kelly of Dancing Through the Pages which is super exciting since I haven’t even had this blog for a year! So thank you Kelly! (:
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1. What was the last book that made you cry?
To be honest I don’t usually cry while reading a book. I’m not really sure why, but there have been a very small amount of books that have actually gotten me to cry. The latest that got a few tears from me was probably The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken…(review)
2. What is a really underrated book that you would love to see on the big screen? Why?
This is a tough question because with many books I read there is a part of me that desperately wishes I could see it in movie form, but at the same time I hope it never becomes a movie because I don’t want the book to be, well for the lack of a better word, ruined. With that said, I’d have to say I would like to see a movie adaptation for Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. Or Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher…except that would be too depressing to see on screen….Both of these books are just great for young teens to read. I don’t really know what else to say.
3. What is something in a book that has to be well-done for you to like it? (For me, it’s characterization.) Is it plot, setting, characters, etc?
Okay this may be weird, but GRAMMAR! I hate when authors have grammatical/spelling errors in their book, it bothers me so much! (refer to my post about The Darkest Minds)…Other than that, I like for the author to have very specific character qualities, so I can really visualize and connect with them. Also, the plot should be well thought out and interesting, not rushed!